Microsoft Dynamics GP ConsultantsMicrosoft Dynamics GP, originally branded Great Plains, has a lengthier history than virtually any other ERP platform written for Windows. Dynamics GP is a proven, feature-rich application and is one of the most widely used ERP systems for small and mid-size businesses, with about 50,000 active customers globally. Many organizations who have depended on Dynamics GP for years or decades have managed to postpone upgrades and maintenance to the point that they are now running seriously out-of-date software and outmoded network infrastructure. This is risky. Meanwhile, a recurring complaint we hear from new customers is that they have a hard time finding experienced Microsoft Dynamics GP consultants who can provide in-depth knowledge about how to upgrade their Dynamics GP environment efficiently and derive the most benefit out of the application.

The longer an organization attempts to make do with outdated versions of Dynamics GP, the more challenging the upgrade process tends to be. If physical host servers or disk systems fail, there may be no equivalent devices available to replace them. When editions of Windows Server that run Dynamics GP arrive at end-of-support status, critical security updates are no longer developed. Current releases of Microsoft SQL Server might not be compatible with your important GP customizations. Next-generation products such as Power BI may not run. Organizations considering an update of their Dynamics GP environment are often overwhelmed by the number of pieces there are to the project. And the price tag quoted for an upgrade may seem through the roof.

Microsoft Dynamics GP Upgrade and Enhancement Expertise Offered by Progent
Progent has offered support for Dynamics GP and Great Plains for more than two decades, and Progent's seasoned professionals have delivered advanced and affordable remote integration consulting for Windows-powered environments to businesses in every state throughout the U.S. By combining deep familiarity with all releases of Microsoft Dynamics GP as well as world-class system integration talent, Progent is uniquely suited to help your Vancouver, British Columbia business get the most out of GP.

We become partners with our customers and begin by listening to their needs. After gaining an understanding of the environment and the areas needing improvement we make our suggestions. Recommendations can include a migration to a newer and supported release of Dynamics GP, simple user education, full system and individual module configuration including 3rd-party products from a wide range of suppliers that have published add-ons to Dynamics GP, custom integrations with other critical business applications used by company, custom report creation, and solution analysis to determine whether GP is being utilized optimally. Our objective with every Dynamics GP engagement big or small is to maximize business value and control expense.

Progent's consultants can help your Vancouver, British Columbia business in each phase of your Dynamics GP upgrade or customization initiative including:

  • Deployment Assessment
    Review at what features of Dynamics GP you are currently using and discuss other features of the product that might be helpful to your business.

  • Migration Planning and Timing
    Create a comprehensive migration plan and schedule that avoids business disruption. Schedule pilot testing, live deployment, and education. Identify customizations and add-on modules. Anticipate and manage integration problems.

  • Pilot Testing
    Design and implement a test system for proving the migration project.

  • Environment Updates
    Back up databases and dictionaries, eConnect, and GP Integration Manager data. eMigrate Microsoft Dynamics GP to the current version to ensure ongoing support services from Microsoft and to have all current features accessible to your business. Update SQL Server and compatibility levels for all databases. Activate services from the GP Professional Services Tools Library (pstl). Prep data and execute scripts to resolve known issues.

  • Custom Reporting
    Create reports and or custom dashboards for internal and public use. Deploy SQL Server Reporting Services and combine Microsoft Dynamics GP with Microsoft Power BI for on-demand reporting and for combining information from multiple local and external repositories.

  • Training
    Provide individual or classroom style training for current and new users of Dynamics GP.

  • Support
    Provide a single contact for support to deliver effective and affordable handling of problems thanks to close understanding of your specific environment.
Additional Microsoft Dynamics GP Consulting Expertise Available from Progent
Progent can provide the support of top-tier experts who have been creating working Dynamics GP and Great Plains solutions since relerase 1. Progent has the skills to do the jobs you require directly rather than managing less knowledgeable consultants or in-house staff. Key areas where Progent can provide Dynamics GP expertise include:
  • Recommendations
    Suggest the use of software modules that come with the basic GP system but are not now being used. Also, recommend third-party products designed exclusively for Dynamics GP to provide features that GP skips.

  • Integrations
    Build special integrations between Microsoft Dynamics GP and other business platforms to avoid duplicate entry and improve consistency.

  • Customizations
    Create major and small customizations that work with Dynamics GP to perform specific business functions that are not addressed by out-of-the-box GP modules or third-party add-ons.
Infrastructure Expertise
Progent can assist your business to upgrade your infrastructure to accommodate Dynamics GP for any deployment model including local, cloud-based, or a hybrid network model. Infrastructure services provided by Progent include:
  • Requirements analysis and IT asset inventory
  • Network topology design and implementation (on-premises, cloud-based, or hybrid)
  • Setting up firewalls and remote connections and defining security policies
  • Managing iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices
  • Creating high-availability environments
  • Integration with PaaS and IaaS services including Microsoft 365
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Performance optimization
The Progent Advantage
An optimized Microsoft Dynamics GP ecosystem includes diverse software platforms, on-premises network infrastructure resources, and public cloud products combined into a cohesive ERP solution. For more than two decades, Progent's consultants have provided online and on-premises help from Microsoft-certified professionals including Dynamics GP/Great Plains integrators, Windows Server consultants, SQL Server consultants, Microsoft Exchange integration experts, Microsoft Office consultants, and SharePoint Server integration consultants. Progent has worked with these products from their initial releases to their latest editions, and Progent supports cloud-based SaaS options by offering Office and Microsoft 365 consulting, Exchange Online integration services, and SharePoint Online deployment and application development expertise.

Progent also has a long history of delivering help from seasoned Cisco CCIE-certified network experts, Windows Hyper-V planning and integration experts, and VMware virtualization consultants. This background with core IT platforms cuts time and expense when helping businesses through each aspect of upgrading their older Dynamics GP environment. Progent also offers the support of senior cybersecurity and information assurance experts, business continuity preparedness experts, application developers, hybrid cloud integration consultants, and SQL Server DBAs who can assist you to design, implement, and maintain a modern Dynamics GP ecosystem.

Progent's Support Services for Dynamics GP/Great Plains ERP Deployments
To learn more about Progent's online and on-premises consulting services in Vancouver, British Columbia for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning software, see:

Read/Download Progent's Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Consulting Services Datasheet
To download a datasheet about the consulting support available from Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains software, select Download Datasheet: Consulting for Dynamics GP/Great Plains Enterprise Resource Planning Software (PDF file).

Contact Progent for Microsoft Dynamics GP/Great Plains Migration Support
If your Vancouver, BC business needs a Dynamics GP/Great Plains deployment consultant or software programmer, phone 1-800-993-9400 or go to Contact Progent.